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The BANK Show, Vive le Capital – BANK’s new show

It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of the current order or capitalism. – Michael Hardt

BANK presents The BANK Show, Vive le Capital an exhibition that explores, celebrates, and critiques the omnipresent power of global finance through its site-specific venue, the former Bank Union building in Shanghai’s historic Bund district (est. 1925). In the past, political ideology and religious conviction shaped the conduits of power, but as the world accelerates into the 21st century the fate of human sustenance is more and more dependent on the ebb and flow of capital. Over the past decade the divide between the haves and have nots, global south and north, have become less tenuous while national identity and borders have become more tenuous. Through this exhibition we aim to flush out some perspectives from artists and others that examine the momentous and intimate experiences with multi-national capitalism: its virtues and vices, catches and loopholes, what it renders visible or precarious along a discursive discourse from Marx to Piketty.


At the outset of the 20th century BANK’s home was at the epicenter of global commerce. Shanghai played host to banks from throughout Europe and the United States as an outpost for Asian manufacturing and trade. Shanghai’s Bund essentially incubated what we know today as modern market globalization. Taking BANK’s distinct location and historic context as a departure point The BANK Show considers creative practices as impressed in the world of global capital and finance, rather than reducing them to vapid gestures of political correctness or over-simplifying dichotomies of morality.

Badlands Unlimited

奥里特·本·诗瑞特 Orit Ben-Shitrit

蔡国强 Cai Guoqiang

陈天灼 Chen Tianzhuo

陈劭雄 Chen Shaoxiong

张奕满+余昱昀 Heman Chong+Marcus Yee

得译工作室 Deyi Studio

双飞艺术中心 Double Fly Art Center

克里斯托弗 · 德尔格 Christoph Draeger

雷纳·加纳尔 Rainer Ganahl

李启万 Kevin B. Lee

廖国核 Liao Gouhe

迪埃特· 迈耶 Dieter Meier

艾尔诺·米克 Aernout Mik

詹尼·莫提 Gianni Motti

RAQs媒体小组 RAQs Media Collective

黑特·史德耶尔 Hito Steyerl

哈维尔·维维耶 Javier Vivier

海蒂·芙欧特 Heidi Voet

王思顺 Wang Sishun

徐震-没顶公司 Xu Zhen Produced by MadeIn

张鸥 O Zhang

赵要 Zhao Yao

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